Headline sponsor, Precise, and first award category sponsors confirmed for 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today announced Precise, market leaders in the media monitoring and media analysis sector, as the headline sponsor of the 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards, alongside the first award category sponsors from across the sector.

Precise are joined as 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards sponsors by ComRes, The Communication Directors' Forum, Croner, FOX, Hiscox, Newspress, and Specialist Speakers.

With approximately 700 entries currently being assessed by a team of over 60 expert judges, the shortlist for the CIPR Excellence Awards will be announced on 4 April 2014. Shortlisted entrants will be put through their paces at face-to-face panel interviews, before the winners are announced at a glittering black-tie dinner at Old Billingsgate, London, on the evening of Tuesday 17 June.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
It’s great to have Precise, who are genuine market leaders in the media monitoring sector, confirmed as sponsors, at what are the most prestigious and rigorous awards in the Public Relations calendar. For our award category sponsors, and those considering sponsorship, the 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards are an opportunity to increase brand visibility, raise awareness of their products and services, and establish a long-term affiliation with excellence in public relations.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The CIPR is currently seeking further sponsors for a range of categories including Best Use of Social Media, Best use of Digital, Outstanding Small Consultancy, Best Use of Media Relations and Outstanding Young Communicator.

Interested parties can download the 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards rate card or contact Sarah Ion, CIPR Marketing and Events Manager to find out more on 020 7631 6932 or email

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and announcements on the 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards homepage or search twitter for #CIPREXCEL.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).